Like last week, this week offers just a few choices worth checking out on home video. They’re headlined by a few popular TV shows, a few indies, and one choice from the Criterion Collection. Read on for details:
Created by Jonathan Nolan (co-writer of several of his brother Christopher Nolan’s screenplays), this CBS sci-fi drama stars Jim Caviezel as presumed dead CIA agent John Reese, who is recruited by a mysterious billionaire to carry out vigilante justice on would-be criminals with the aid of a supercomputer that has achieved full sentience. Available on DVD or Blu-ray.
James Spader stars in this NBC drama about a high profile criminal who turns himself in to the FBI and promises to help the agency track down some of the most dangerous criminals he has encountered in his career — ones that aren’t even on their most wanted list — in exchange for his freedom. Available on DVD and Blu-ray.
ABC’s Disney-themed drama centers on a fictional town called Storybrooke, whose residents are all classic fairy tale characters. Season four incorporates the latest Disney sensation, Frozen, by working Elsa and Anna into its plot while continuing its ongoing narrative. Available on DVD and Blu-ray.
Based on the novel of the same name, this dark comedy from Sweden is exactly what its title implies. With a healthy dose of goofy, absurdist humor. Available on DVD and Blu-ray.
And lastly, the Criterion Collection offers us François Truffaut’s playful 1973 comedy, a movie about making movies. As film director Ferrand (Truffaut himself) attempts to complete his melodrama, we see various vignettes involving the cast and crew. This new release features a wealth of extras, including archival interviews, archival TV footage of Truffaut on set, a 2003 documentary on the film, and more.